Paid for 18 month O2 iPhone contract but O2 are claiming 24 months, refuse to help in Telecoms - mobile or fixed Posted November 14, 2010 The monthly cost of the contract subsidises the handset, so I paid £181 to cover the 6 extra months I wouldn't be paying for the handset in this way. Essentially, if I can't sort this out I am paying over the odds for the handset - IE paying £35 per month rather than the £15 per month I would be paying for the same minutes, text, internet on O2 simplicity (ANOTHER £120 for the handset). Moving on from the money, I want it sorted because O2 have treated me horribly through the whole experience and I am ****ed off about it. Even if I don't win I want to make sure this is a total pain in the arse for the Camden store that screwed me over, so if that means letters, court action, whatever, I am happy to do it. And presumably, even if takes 6 months to get this sorted I can get them to pay me back the overpayment retrospectively.